IPTV received awards in three large market television categories Johnston, Iowa (April 25, 2018) - The Iowa Broadcast News Association held their annual convention and awards event Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Cedar Rapids. Iowa Public Television was recognized for work in three large market television award categories: FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS Iowa Deer Hunters Aim to Stop Hunger by Josh Buettner, Market to Market Producer: 1st Place. A New Approach for a New Apple Variety by Peter Tubbs, Market to Market Producer: 2nd Place.  IN-DEPTH/SERIES Feds Slow to Notify Landowners of Weeds' Arrival in CRP Blends by Colleen Bradford Krantz, Market to Market Producer: 3rd Place.  SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY (OVER-THE-AIR) State Softball After Midnight by Paul Yeager and Laura Leonard, Announcers: 1st Place.  IPTV competes in the large market, television category against stations in the Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs/Omaha and Des Moines TV markets. All awards recognize entries that were broadcast or posted online during the 2017 calendar year. IBNA is a non-profit corporation of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states, working together to improve electronic media news for member stations and the public. As part of its mission to further electronic media journalism, IBNA sponsors several programs, including recognizing excellence in Iowa broadcast news through these annual awards.  Learn more at Iptv.org. For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org. -30- Iowa Public Television is Iowa's only statewide television network. IPTV's mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: IPTV (.1), IPTV KIDS (.2), IPTV WORLD (.3) and IPTV Create (.4) on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at Iptv.org

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